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Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table

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  • Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table

    Hi All,
    I need to migrate a number of tables from and existing Alpha V11 Desktop App to MS SQL
    I am trying Table|Create Operation|Export records
    Then I am connecting to my AlphaDAO Connection String
    I am stepping through the basic option
    But every time I am getting this error

    We have re-created the DBF table which was suggested in another post but this has nd no effect.
    This is a big table with lots of data so I suppose there is a possibility that there is some bad data in there from SQL Server's perspective but how can I find that out?
    I have also tried simple tables and get the same error. What does "Error exporting table: Empty string passed to query or no query has been passed"
    I have tested a small users table and I can export that to MS Access and MS Excel but not the SQL database.
    I have tested the Alpha DAO connection to a existing SQL table and I can edit that data fine.
    So is there something in the Alpha DAO connection that I don't have correct?

    What am I missing?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in Advance.


  • #2
    Re: Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table

    Interesting Update.
    This process works perfectly! in V11 and a early build of V12 (12.4.2 Build 3769_4708)
    But not build ( build 4584_4961) !!!
    I see there is now a newer build 4642_4981, I will download that build and see what happens


    • #3
      Re: Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table

      Yep same problem with the current build build 4642_4981


      • #4
        Re: Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table


        Did you find a resolution? I am getting the same error when trying to export just the first record from a table to SQL Server, and using all default settings from the export genie.

        First table I am trying to convert, and also using 4642_4981.



        • #5
          Re: Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table

          No, We ended up doing the migration in V11 so I haven't looked at this issue again. I suspect there is bad data... a null string or a bad date, something that V11 doesn't care about but V12 does. Check for weird data and maybe weird data types. See if you can migrate a few columns. see if you can narrow it down.
          Sorry I can't be any more help than that.



          • #6
            Re: Problems with migrating a DBF table to SQL table

            Quick test w/ v11 worked with filter recno()=1, but not recno()<100. Apparently something w/ primary key field. Can't explore right now, but at least I got further.